6:45 LRN Sportscast March 1

The Pelicans were down by as many as 15 points last night but rallied back to beat San Antonio 121-116 for their seventh straight victory. Anthony Davis had 26 points and 15 rebounds to lead the way for New Orleans. Jrue Holiday added 25 points and Rajon Rondo had 13 points and 12 assists. The Spurs lost LaMarcus Aldridge to an ankle injury late in the first half and they missed him down the stretch.

LSU was also down by 15 points to South Carolina last night and a three-pointer by Tremont Waters sent the game to overtime. But the Tigers had nothing left in the extra period and lost 83=74. LSU has now lost seven straight on the road and they fall to 7-10 in the SEC.

Roddy Peters had 32 points to help Nicholls clinch a share of the Southland title as the Colonels clipped Northwestern State 73-70. Southeastern Louisiana upended UNO 68=64. The Lions and Nicholls meet Saturday in Hammond in the regular season finale.


For the first time since 2008, Southeastern Louisiana beat LSU on the baseball diamond. The Lions jumped out to a five to nothing lead and held on for a 5-4 win. Senior Drew Avans homered off of losing pitcher Todd Petersen and Avans drove in four runs. Jake Slaughter hit a three-run homer in a losing effort.

McNeese State knocked off 21st ranked Mississippi State six to three. Jake Cochran and Carson Maxwell homered for the Cowboys and four McNeese pitchers combined to strike out 12 Bulldog hitters.

UL Lafayette edged Nicholls two to one. Gavin Borgeois drove in the winning run for the Cajuns who improved to 3-5. The Colonels fell to 1-and-7.

Northwestern State defeated Louisiana Tech six to four in ten innings. Kelsey Richard drove in the winning run. Bulldogs pitcher David Leal struck out 12 and got a no decision.

The NFL Network reports Saints right tackle Zach Strief plans to retire after 12 seasons. Strief finished the 2017 season on injured reserve with an injured knee.